Engage with “Electeds”June 10, 2019
Have you developed a relationship with members of congress or your state representative? If not, you should consider doing so. One of the best things you can do is to become as involved in your community as possible, even when it comes to government affairs. Here are some tips on how to get started:
Research Proposed and Recently Passed Laws
Keeping up to date on politics, news and current events is crucial. The more you know, the better you can make informed decisions and understand how new laws, regulations and policies could impact your business. Take time to examine the current environment and reflect on recent laws. Familiarize yourself with what is going on locally and nationally because it could impact you and your business.
Don’t Stay Below the Radar
Some like to stay below the radar because they are hesitant to get involved with government affairs. This can be a mistake because taking time to get to know your elected officials, government officials and their staff can benefit you. They want to hear from you and learn more about your story. Things like your number of employees, quality of products and brand message are great to share. This type of relationship is mutually beneficial, and you will build great connections that could help you or your business later on.
Meet and Tell Your Story
Summer, transitioning into fall, is the perfect time to connect with elected officials. Even though they are in campaign mode, take time to have a one-on-one conversation with a member of congress or your state representative. It’s even important to connect with their staff. Try to meet with them before Labor Day and become engaged and involved. Make friends when times are good before you actually need them.